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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Williams Syndrome (Overview)

Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loquacious personality, abnormally sensitive hearing, supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation, elfin facies, association with hypercalcemia due to abnormal sensitivity to vitamin d, idiopathic hypercalcemia of pregnancy. Due to deletion in elastin gene and probably several adjacent genes on 7q.


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How does williams syndrome affect a person's physical features?

How does williams syndrome affect a person's physical features?

William's Syndrome: Paraphrasing the national website (most young children with williams syndrome are described as having a small upturned nose, long philtrum (upper lip length), wide mouth, full lips, small chin, and puffiness around the eyes. They can also have a prominent "starburst" or white lacy pattern on their iris. Facial features become more apparent with age (see http://www.Williams-syndrome.Org/). ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
63 doctors shared insights

Williams Syndrome (Overview)

Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loquacious personality, abnormally sensitive hearing, supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation, elfin facies, association with hypercalcemia due to abnormal sensitivity to vitamin d, idiopathic hypercalcemia of pregnancy. Due to deletion in elastin gene and probably several adjacent genes on 7q.


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Is poor grammar a symptom of williams syndrome?

Is poor grammar a symptom of williams syndrome?

William's Syndrome: Children and adults with williams’s syndrome have very impressive social and verbal abilities. Their verbal abilities surpass their overall IQ scores. The language used by individuals with williams’s syndrome differs notably from other children with a similar IQ who do not have williams syndrome. They also tend to use speech that is rich in emotional descriptors. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
Once
Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
Once
Use proper posture when performing tasks
Once
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I need to know about williams syndrome?

I need to know about williams syndrome?

William's Syndrome: You can type in william's syndrome into an internet search engine and find a whole bunch of information. Why not start here: http://www.Williams-syndrome.Org/what-is-williams-syndrome. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
once
Listen, listen, listen
once
Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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How do you tests for williams syndrome?

How do you tests for williams syndrome?

FISH or micro array: 2 tests: fish (fluorescent in situ hybridization-special chromosome analysis using specially prepared elastin probes. Normal folks have 2 copies of elastin gene on chromosome 7. Micro array analysis is the other. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for williams syndrome?

What is the treatment for williams syndrome?

No cure: Avoid taking too much calcium and vitamin d. Follow up with your pediatrican for monitoring of blood vessel narrowing. Physical therapy and speech/language therapy is helpful. See a geneticist for assistance. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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I need to know about williams syndrome?

William's Syndrome: You can type in william's syndrome into an internet search engine and find a whole bunch of information. Why not start here: http://www.Williams-syndrome.Org/what-is-williams-syndrome. ...Read more

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